Five pilots were necessary for this pizza ad, unless these were drones, which I doubt they were:
The ad was dispersing afore it had even been completed, oh well
“GET FRESHLY BAKED AT PAX.COM” was the mesage I think.
A little history here first. This was the Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria delivery map from a decade ago:
As you can see, the project-y parts of the Western Addition and Potrero Hill were no-go areas 24-7, while the Uptown Tenderloin / Twitterloin / 6th Street Corridor areas were no-go areas after dark.
Back then and even now, this kind of map is nice and legal, believe it or not. So, in Frisco, if a cabbie refuses to take you to The Projects (or even to The Avenues), s/he is guilty of a misdemeanor called Failure to Convey, but if a pizza deliverer refuses to bring food to the projects, well, that’s A-OK. Moving on….
To this, the map that’s been used for most of the past decade – it’s pretty much the same thing:
And now here are the current maps – first for the Mission Bay location on King Street:
Wow, this is much improved. The 6th Street part of the Twitterloin is back on the map as well as Potrero Terrace and Potrero Annex (those are per Jay Barmann – I am not familiar with these terms as I’ve never really been to the Potrero PJ’s area, the place where former Mayor Art Agnos got shot).
Of course it could be that Amici’s never delivers to these places – maybe it’s up to the individual drivers who are working at the time, IDK. Anyway, there’s nothing wrong with this map, you know, per se.
And now we come to the current map for the Marina District Amici’s:
Realize that there are smaller federal housing projects included in this map, but the areas carved out still include a broad swath of the Western Addition and, of course, the SRO-laden Northern Twitterloin containment zone.
So there you have it – redlining in San Francisco circa 2015.
[GRUB STREET SF has an explanation from the owner. Plus there’s good news for Dogpatch! Sort of. Before 7:30 PM, anyway.]
Remember back in the day, back more than a half-decade when a joint like Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria could get away with a delivery map like this?
Check it, the Western A and the Potrero Hill PJs were carved out of the delivery areas and the gritty “Uptown” Tenderloin / Twitterloin / 6th Street / Flank area only enjoyed daytime delivery, thusly:
And then came this map, which is a little less racist:
And oh wait, this is the current map still.
(At least the southern part of Potrero Hill isn’t carved out so blatantly these days.)
Taxi drivers can’t legally refuse to take you to certain areas of San Francisco due to their concerns over personal safety. Non, non, non. That’s a crime called failure to convey that can land a cabbie in the hoosegow. Why are pizza drivers treated differently?
Because in 1996, Supervisor Willie Kennedy gave us a law, (one that became national news), but then it got watered down such that a “reasonable good faith belief” that a driver would be in danger in a particular nabe is now enough to allow the brazen publication of redlined pizza maps.
And check it, flower and newspaper delivery people are off the hook as well.
Note also that there doesn’t seem to be any designated punishment for a violation anyway. Oh well.
To review, cabbies are on the hook, delivery people not.
NB: Dominoes appears to use a different map, or maybe none at all, as it seems they’ll delivery just about anywhere in our seven square.
The More You Know…
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or business entity to refuse to provide home delivery services to any residential address within the City and County of San Francisco falling within that person’s or business entity’s normal service range. A person or business entity may not set its normal service range to exclude a neighborhood or location based upon the race, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, weight or height, of the residents of that neighborhood or location. Where a person or business entity regularly advertises home delivery services to the entire City and County, that person or business entity’s “normal service range” shall be defined by the geographic boundaries of the City and County.
(b) For purposes of this Section, “home delivery services” shall mean the delivery of merchandise to residential addresses, when such services are regularly advertised or provided by any person or business entity.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, it shall not be unlawful for a person or business entity to refuse to provide home delivery services to a residential address if (i) the occupants at that address have previously refused to pay in full for services provided to them by that person or business entity; or (ii) such refusal is necessary for the employer to comply with any applicable State or federal occupational safety and health requirements or existing union contract; or (iii) the person or business entity has a reasonable good faith belief that providing delivery services to that address would expose delivery personnel to an unreasonable risk of harm.
(Added by Ord. 217-96, App. 5/30/96; amended by Ord. 295-96, App. 7/17/96; Ord. 222-02, File No. 021462, App. 11/15/2002)
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Get all the deets on these Town Halls right here.
These are the upcoming events:
Tuesday, October 4, 5:30pm
Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Ave.
Saturday, October 8, 2:30pm
Bin 38, 3232 Scott St.
Thursday, October 13, 6:30pm
Ingleside Police Station, 1 Sgt. John V Young Ln.
Saturday, October 15, 10:30am
Richmond Police Station, 461 6th Ave.
M Ocean View
Thursday, October 20, 7pm
West Portal Playground, 131 Lenox Way
Saturday, October 22, 2:30pm
San Francisco Public Library (Richmond), 351 9th Ave.
Remember back in the day, when Little Star Pizza had a GroupOn type of 50% off deal?
Well, that one didn’t last long – sold out with a quickness.
But now, a similar deal is back, courtesy of Google Offers.
Note that this if for Early Birds only, so you’ll need to be seated by 6:30 PM. (Little Stars are busy enough during prime-time dinner hours already, right?)
Also, Hurry! As this deal won’t last long.
So far, all of the other deals offered by Google Offers since it began in San Francisco have been good as well.
Now, you know Little Star, right?
Western Addition 846 Divisadero St.
Mission District 400 Valencia St.
Albany 1175 Solano Ave
(Little Star is now in Albany? Wonder what the Zachary’s people think of that?)
Bon Courage Google Offers!
Bon Courage Peu D’Etoile!